Join J. Scott Giaquinta for an in-depth discussion in this video Recording your set, part of Ableton Live: DJing.
- One of my favorite features of Ableton…is the ability to record your sets internally.…Now, the coolest part about this is that Ableton…not only records the audio,…but also every single MIDI movement as well.…Which means, you can go back, make tweaks later…so that your sets always turn out perfect.…First, let me show you how you can set up a track…to record the master output of Ableton.…Let's create a brand new audio channel and call it Record.…
Move this over to the left here.…Now, I'm going to open up the little IO button here…and set the input of this channel to resampling.…That means that anything that comes out…of the master input of Ableton…will be routed into this channel.…Great, now next thing you're gonna want to do…is mute the channel.…The reason for this is that if you don't…then your audio will double up…and you'll get clipping and feedback.…So, now when I'm ready to record,…I can hit the record engage button on my record track.…Then I load my first track, and then I get going.…
So what I'm going to do is play a small set here…
Scott next introduces some performance tricks to wow your audience, by integrating loops, samples, and FX. He also provides a demo of alternative controllers that can make your performances more dynamic, including a Wiimote, joystick, MIDI keyboard, and live vocoder. Finally, he discusses methods to record your live DJ set and fine-tune it after the fact.
- Setting hardware, software, and templates
- Configuring your MIDI controller
- Importing tracks
- Keying and warping tracks
- Cueing music
- Harmonic mixing
- Transposing tracks
- Changing tempo
- Working with alternative controllers
- Recording your set